Feb. 20, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia men's tennis team continued its hot play this evening with a 6-1 win over visiting Richmond at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. The win was the fourth in a row for the Cavaliers and boosted their record to 5-1 this season. The Spiders fall to 5-5 this season with their second consecutive loss.
The Cavaliers got off to a fast start by sweeping the doubles to claim the doubles point. Freshmen Brian Vahaly and Huntley Montgomery teamed to defeat Scott Pfeiffer and Jason Kermode 8-3 at #1.
Virginia head coach Thomas Johnston was forced to juggle his doubles line-up somewhat, inserting Brian Hunter and Tommy Croker into the #3 spot. They responded with an 8-3 win over Alex Howard and Brock Parker in their first match together this spring.
Virginia got quick singles wins from Hyon Yoo at #3 and Montgomery at #4 to stretch its lead. Junior Kent Koch clinched the win for the Cavaliers with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Robert Flader at #6. Yoo's win was his team-leading 16th victory of the season.
Bear Schofield and John Winter won at #2 and #5, respectively, as Virginia built its lead.
Pfeiffer prevented the Spiders from being shut out. He fought off Vahaly at #1 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in the final match of the evening for Richmond's lone win.
Virginia 6, Richmond 1
1-Scott Pfeiffer (R) def. Brian Vahaly 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
2-Bear Schofield (V) def. Alex Howard 7-5, 6-1
3-Hyon Yoo (V) def. Aljosa Piric 6-2, 6-2
4-Huntley Montgomery (V) def. Jason Kermode 7-5, 6-2
5-John Winter (V) def. Brock Parker 6-7, 6-1, 6-3
6-Kent Koch (V) def. Robert Flader 6-1, 7-5
1-Vahaly/Montgomery (V) def. Pfeiffer/Kermode 8-3
2-Schofield/Yoo (V) def. Flader/Piric 8-3
3-Brian Hunter/Tommy Croker (V) def. Howard/Parker 8-3
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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